Honduras to celebrate International Labour Day
Honduras is preparing to celebrate a unified International Labour Day on May 1 This will happen in the form of a number of events planned to have the people`s voices heard against the injustices caused by government and other repressive forces. By virtue of selective and massive worsening of repression during April, the various unions and the popular Honduran movement, we propose to organise and mobilise, taking all safety measures and permanent dialogue to prevent and avoid repressive action and bloodshed...
World Class Cities for All Campaign Research Report in Brazil
StreetNet International has published a report about informal tradersí organisations in the 12 host cities of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This report documents the quagmire of conflicting regulations and licenses that informal traders confront and the lack of interest or outright hostility of Municipal authorities towards their situation. "It is apparent that the tradersí situation is deteriorating as municipal authorities try to sweep signs of urban poverty off the streets in preparation for the World Cup" explained Nora Wintour, Campaigns Coordinator of StreetNet International.
Togo: FAINATRASIT and Syvemacot New Manifesto Campaign
The New Manifesto campaign in Togo was organised by the two affiliates, SYVEMACOT and FAINATRASIT and was an opportunity for trade union leaders to survey markets in some of the poorest areas of the interior of the country. Markets visited included those in Assivito, Attikpodi, Adodessewa, Nukafu, Adidogomoe and Assiyeye. The survey revealed that market vendors were subjected to very exorbitant and arbitrary fees, which ranged from 100 CFA (USD 2) to 1000 CFA (USD20) per day and the fee structure is not clear nor well regulated.
FEDEVAL completes first phase of the New Manifesto campaign
The StreetNet affiliate in Peru, the Departmental Federation of Street Vendors of Lima and Callao (FEDEVAL), has completed a broad consultation of street and market traders in 6 districts of Lima in order to develop the New Manifesto for self-employed traders. A survey was conducted in the districts of Carabayllo, Cercado de Lima, San Martin de Porres, Los Olivos, Ancon, and Puente Piedra. It was clear that the main issue which concern the traders is the lack of clarity over trading regulations, licenses and taxes.